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Pact broker docker image
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Dockerised Pact Broker

This repository deploys Pact Broker using lightweight containers using Docker.


  • A running postgresql database and the ability to connect to it (see
  • If on Mac, you will need the timeout or gtimeout function. You can install gtimeout using brew install coreutils.

Getting Started

  1. Install Docker
  2. Prepare your environment if you are not running postgresql in a docker container. Setup the pact broker connection to the database through the use of the following environment variables. If you want to use a disposable postgres docker container just do export DISPOSABLE_PSQL=true before running the script/
    • PACT_BROKER_PORT (defaults to 80)
  3. Test the pact broker environment by executing script/


  • Use -p $PACT_BROKER_PORT:$PACT_BROKER_PORT e.g. -p 80:80 to start the docker image, as some of the Rack middleware gets confused by receiving requests for other ports and will return a 404 otherwise (port forwarding does not rewrite headers). (Replace the broker port with the actual port your want your broker to respond to)
  • On OSX, use boot2docker ip to get the IP of the VirtualBox, and connect on port 80.
  • On OSX you need to use 8080 due to boot2docker's virtual box generally not having the right privileges to start a new process listing to default web port. This doesn't seem to be true/true anymore.
  • The application makes use of the phusion passenger application server.
  • As the native dependencies for a postgres driver are baked into the docker container, you are limited to using postgres as a database.
  • Apart from creating a postgres database no further preparation is required.

Publishing to Docker Hub

  1. Login to docker hub from console
docker login

This will prompt for your docker hub credentials and email

  1. Build the docker image for the dius account
docker login
./script/ # Note: have not tested this yet
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